Hazim Awbi's "Ventilation of Buildings "has become established as the main text on the subject. This revised new edition builds on the basic principles and draws in the results of considerable new research in the field. A new chapter on natural ventilation is added. Recent developments in ventilation concepts and room air distribution are also included.
The text is intended for the practitioner in the building services industry or the architect, the postgraduate student undertaking courses or research in HVAC, building services engineering, or building environmental engineering, and the undergraduate studying building services as a major subject. Readers are assumed to be familiar with the basic principles of fluid flow and heat transfer and some of the material requires more advanced knowledge of partial differential equations which describe the turbulent flow and heat transfer processes of fluids. The book is both a presentation of the practical issues that are needed for modern ventilation system design and a survey of recent developments in the subject